The Empowered Intuitive

The Empowered Intuitive

Academy of Intent & Artistry


Petra Costa

Fantasy Author. Oracle Deck Creator. Intentional Intuitive. Energy Healer. Artist.

I'm a Melbourne based author/illustrator who has been fascinated by mythology and folklore since my early teens. This fascination led me to create my own young adult urban fantasy series, ‘When Magic Awakes’. I say 'create' rather than 'write' because it has become a fully immersive experience for me. 

But this series wasn't done with me yet. While writing the third book in the series, Search for the Seer, I conceived of the idea to create an Oracle deck of my own. I have been reading tarot since I was fifteen and have been fascinated by ‘magic’ since my Nan first started telling me stories of our gypsy heritage when I was little. And it seems that all the research I had been doing for this series was leading me down this path.

Apart from writing, I am a certified Colour and Art Energy Healer, Hand Mudras Energy Healer, Crystal Healer and Reiki and Spiritual Healer. And I have completed courses in Sigil Creation as well as Runes and Oracle Card Reading. This honing of my skills led me to the place where creating my own Oracle Deck seemed like the next logical step. The deck - A Journey through Myth and Legend, is based on the characters and settings in the series and makes use of my knowledge of the various healing modalities as well as the mythology I have been studying for years.

And of course, if I'm designing my own deck, I would need to be the one to create the artwork, right? My illustrative style has been heavily influenced by my love of the fantasy genre. Fellow fantasy fans will pick up on this straight away.

Tayla Henderson

Intuitive Artist. Animist Witch. Earth Based Practitioner. Oracle deck Creator. Magickal Mentor

My name is Tayla Henderson (Tay for short) I am known as The Kynoch Witch on Instagram and Facebook, I am proud Wulli Wulli & Auburn Hawkward woman residing on Giabul & Jarrowair country, here in Toowoomba QLD but I am originally from Chinchilla which is Barrungam country. I also have European heritage deriving from Nordic & Celtic origins and as such my craft manifests as a contemporary fusion of Indigeous Spirituality & Pagan folk/traditional practices.

I am an Intuitive Artist & Earth based practitioner. my practice is influenced by Animism, Shamanism & Witchcraft incorporating elements of ancestral work/veneration, divination, Apatomancy, Shamanic Journeying and more. 

As a child I have always been sensitive and open to the realm of spirit and have been honing my Intuitive skills since the age of 13 begining my journey through research into the realm of witchcraft, tarot & the paranormal. 

 I began practising as The Kynoch Witch in 2019 after the birth of my first child as a way to come home to myself, thus begginning my journey into the realm of Intuitive Art.. Combining my skills as and artist and spiritual practice/gifts, I now birth sacred tools for Ritual practice. At present, my offerings include Intuitive Readings & Artworks, Custom & Intuitively channelled Ritual Rattles, Feather Wands & Staves and Indigenous Art Creations. I work alot with crystals also in my craft and have built a strong connection with them through the birthing of my artworks and ritual creations as well as learning about their uses in energy healing practices which I am also a student of. 

I have also birthed my own Oracle deck, The Primal Oracle, inspired by our human ancestors who walked the earth in paleolithic times. This deck is imbued with the ancient wisdom of our primal past to guide us in the modern era.  

My dream for the future of The Kynoch Witch is own my own studio where I can create magick endlessly as well as provide Intuitive Energy healing & Reading Services for those in need of spiritual Guidance. 

Over my time as The Kynoch Witch I have had the absolute pleasure & honour to create Sacred Ritual tools for fellow practitioners within the spiritual community and I am beyond grateful for the opportunities I have had and continue to have, to connect to fellow Magickal beings and supply them with Sacred Tools unique to their practice.

As founder of the Kynoch Coven Mentoring Group on Facebook, I serve the magickal community as a mentor through monthly resource offerings, courses and workshops to those who seek to learn more about the craft. 

The Empowered Intuitive

Academy of Intent & Artistry
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